Chinese bots had key role in debunked ballot video shared by Eric Trump

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; A Chinese bot network played a key role in spreading disinformation during and after the US election, including a debunked video of “ballot burning” shared by Eric Trump, a Läs mer…

Too rude for Facebook: the ban on Britain's historic place names

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The social network’s oversensitive hate speech filters have made it impossible to mention respectable locations like Devil’s Dyke and Plymouth Hoe. The residents are not amused … Name: British Läs mer…

Big tech facilitated QAnon and the Capitol attack. It’s time to hold them accountable

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Donald Trump’s election lies and the 6 January attack on the US Capitol have highlighted how big tech has led our society down a path of conspiracies and radicalism Läs mer…

‘I worry about their social skills’: parents on children's screen time in lockdown

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The worst part of the pandemic for 11-year-old Sandy is that he can’t see his friends. The best part is that limits on how much time he spends online Läs mer…

Google threatens to shut down search in Australia over digital news code – video

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Google Australia’s managing director Mel Silva has told a Senate committee the tech giant could remove its search engine from Australia if a code forcing the companies to negotiate Läs mer…

US lawmakers ask FBI to investigate Parler app's role in Capitol attack

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; American lawmakers have asked the FBI to investigate the role of Parler, the social media website and app popular with the American far right, in the violence at the Läs mer…

People Have Turned Bernie Sanders’ Inauguration Fashion Into So Much More Than Your Standard Meme

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Every big event now has a picture or two that spins off into an internet meme. But what started as a series of photos of Sen. Bernie Sanders arriving Läs mer…

Facebook admits encryption will harm efforts to prevent child exploitation

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Facebook’s plans to implement end-to-end encryption on all its messaging products will lead to continued exploitation of some of the British children it would otherwise help to safeguard, the Läs mer…

Parler website partially returns with support from Russian-owned technology firm

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Parler, the social network popular with Donald Trump supporters, has partially returned online with the help of a Russian-owned technology company. The network vanished from the internet after it Läs mer…

Twitter Suspends Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene Over Election Fraud Claims

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Twitter on Sunday temporarily suspended the account of Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, the Republican U.S. Congresswoman from Georgia who has expressed racist views and support for QAnon conspiracy theories Läs mer…

How Trump supporters are radicalised by the far right

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Far right “playbooks” teaching white nationalists how to recruit and radicalise Trump supporters have surfaced on the encrypted messaging app Telegram ahead of Joe Biden’s inauguration. The documents, seen Läs mer…

Trump social media ban sparks calls for action against other populist leaders

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; “I do not celebrate or feel pride,” the Twitter boss Jack Dorsey said this week after banishing Donald Trump. But for many around the world the decision brought hope: Läs mer…

'Law unto themselves': the Australian battle to curb Facebook and Twitter's power

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Nationals MP Anne Webster and Labor MP Sharon Claydon are less concerned with why Donald Trump was taken off social media, and more concerned with what platforms such as Läs mer…

The silencing of Trump has highlighted the authoritarian power of tech giants | John Naughton

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; It was eerily quiet on social media last week. That’s because Trump and his cultists had been “deplatformed”. By banning him, Twitter effectively took away the megaphone he’s been Läs mer…

TikTok photoshoot of car on UK level crossing – 'sheer stupidity'

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; British Transport Police investigate ‘reckless’ video posted of car on working level crossing near Bolton Police are investigating after a video showing a car parked over a live railway Läs mer…

Banning Trump won't fix social media: 10 ideas to rebuild our broken internet – by experts

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Away from the vitriol, researchers are investigating concrete steps companies, officials and the rest of us can take to tackle the crisis It was nearing midnight on Tuesday 12 Läs mer…

In These Tumultuous Times, Sea Shanty TikToks Have Suddenly Become a Port in the Storm

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; While 2021 has already served up plenty of wretched bombshells, the best surprise of the past two weeks might be TikTok’s biggest new trend: sea shanties. As the world Läs mer…

Not just for drunken sailors: how sea shanties took over TikTok

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Name: Sea shanties. Age: At least 600 years old. Appearance: Just about the hippest thing on TikTok right now. TikTok? The app where people dance? More or less, yes, Läs mer…

Big Tech’s Crackdown on Donald Trump and Parler Won’t Fix the Real Problem With Social Media

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; If democracy is a river, or a forest, or a pristine meadow, then social media platforms are a factory spewing toxic pollutants into it. Even if you block the Läs mer…

Facebook targets 'stop the steal' content and says Trump ban may be permanent

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; [embedded content] Facebook is cracking down on content using the phrase “stop the steal”, the rallying cry of Donald Trump supporters who claim without evidence that there was voter Läs mer…

Parler goes offline after Amazon drops it due to 'violent content'

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Amazon stops hosting social network, used as communication hub by US Capitol rioters The “free speech” social network Parler, popular with Donald Trump supporters, has been forced off the Läs mer…

'Four years of propaganda': Trump social media bans come too late, experts say

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; In the 24 hours since the US Capitol in Washington was seized by a Trump-supporting mob disputing the results of the 2020 election, American social media companies have barred Läs mer…

Facebook and Twitter Finally Locked Donald Trump’s Accounts. Will They Ban Him Permanently?

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Twitter and Facebook imposed their toughest restrictions so far on President Donald Trump on Wednesday evening, after he incited his supporters to storm the U.S. Capitol in Washington in Läs mer…

Twitter Locks Down Trump Video Over ‘Risk of Violence’ as His Supporters Mob the Capitol

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; As Trump supporters stormed and breached the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, Twitter escalated its flagging of Trump’s tweets for disputed information by marking a video he tweeted out amid Läs mer…

Guardian readers: the 10 funniest things (on the internet) this past year – according to you!

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; 1. Mask, Gloves, Soap, Scrubs by Todrick Hall Todrick Hall’s Covid cover of his own song, Nails, Hair, Hips, Heels comes front of mind. – ChrisR22 2. This song Läs mer…

All I want for 2021 is to see Mark Zuckerberg up in court | John Naughton

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; It’s always risky making predictions about the tech industry, but this year looks like being different, at least in the sense that there are two safe bets. One is Läs mer…

There's a darker side to English businesses citing Magna Carta to defy lockdown | Hussein Kesvani

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Shops using the charter to bypass Covid laws may seem funny – but the online culture that spawns such misinformation is not As someone who writes about online culture, Läs mer…

Texts, tweets and posts have replaced letters. Is our history becoming transitory?

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; In the process of removing the final vestiges of my things from my parents’ house this year I find a letter from my nana – Big Nana (because she Läs mer…